Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's RGB Time: Here it for the Red, White and Blue!

I love American holiday! There is nothing like the red, white and blue to bring a tear to the eye or a chill to the back!

Today's RGB values give you the colors of America:
Color by COLOURlovers

What can you do with these colors? What about a 6 x 6" paper to inspire you?

Click here if you would like to download the paper to print on your home printer.

Have fun creating those wonderful American themed decorations and cards! Until next time......

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I'm guest at Sassy Lady's blog!

Save the Stickles!

Did you know that Stickles should be stored upside down? Neither did I. So, I set out to create a storage solution that coordinates with my new crafting area. This was my project as guest designer at Sassy Lady's blog. Check out the today's posting for directions and video by clicking on her blinkie in the right margin.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lesson Learned!

Humble apologies. The lesson learned is never rearrange pictures when there are blog postings attached. I will be working later today to fix this problem, but until then---I am sorry!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Silhouette Sunday

Thanks a Latte!

Last weekend was a whirlwind of activity at my house! My birthday is coming in a couple of weeks, but my daughter and daughters-in-law spearheaded a full day for me. It was a "girl's day" with secret stops, all leading to a surprise party at the house. Because of these amazing women, I am entering a new year with a whole new look! And I need to thank them for doing something so wonderfully personal and caring for me.

All of us love our lattes, so this card seemed perfect! The sentiment reads "Thanks a Latte!" and is from Pink by Design stamp collections! Mr and Mrs. Pink are AMAZING! Stamps are fantastic and now, there are coordinating SVG images!

The idea for the card is not mine, it is one I "scraplifted" from Sheila at She's a Sassy Lady. Catch her videos for some great ideas for your Silhouette or Cricut!

Keep watching my heading---soon the new Nonna will be here, too! Until next time! Me

Monday, June 13, 2011

Imagine Monday

I was looking at the beautiful shapes of the stock designs on the Imagine and I realized that they could make wonderful card shapes, printed at the correct size. This "Thinking of You" card is a perfect A-2 size and took about 10 minutes to make!

  • Imagine with stock designs The card basis was cut at 5.5" wide and folded in half
  • Yummy cartridge: cut flourishes at 2.8, 2.4 and 1.9 (inside of card), border at 1.8 and then trimmed manually
  • Stamps of choice
  • Stickles
  • Perfect Pearls
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Look at these cuts with new eyes and see what you can do, too! Until next time, Nonna

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Silhouette Sunday

Today's project is a hybrid---that is I used my Silhouette and my Cricut. Yes, the girls do play nice together.

Sentiments: Home computer generated in PSE7
The photo images (postcard, stamp and background) are from Lettering Delights "Ooh La La" Collection.
The cut of the Eiffel Tower is from the Circut Circle French Manor cartridge
The "ribbon" border is a personal design created in the Silhouette Studio.
Inks: Time Holtz Distessed Antique Photo.

Friday, June 10, 2011

I'm guest at Sassy Lady's blog!

Welcome to a special Frugal Friday!

Scraping can be inconvenient at times. You know what I mean---the perfect embellishment is not carried at the solo craft seller in your area, it is midnight and nothing is open or the project is due now and mail order is the only way to obtain the "perfect" embellishment. In my guest spot as designer at Sassy Lady's blog I will show you how to overcome these stumbling blocks with frugal ribbon coloring. Check it out by clicking here!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Imagine Monday

It's time to gear up that Imagine! Here is a great color combo that I put together. Just adjust you Imagine's RGB and you, too, can create cuts in these colors:

But, wait! There's more! Here is a download to print on your home printer to use as a background:

The paper is *pdf format and will print at 8x8. Click here to download.

Enjoy! Until next time.......Nonna

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Silhouette Sunday

I love sketch designs; in their simplicity they are elegant. I love my Amy Chomas' pen holder for my Cricut, so my Sil now has a complementary one! When the pen holder arrived there was a sample glitter pen from Amy's collection. Oh my gosh! The photos simply do not show how the lines twinkle; Amy's pens are amazing! They are on my birthday list for sure. Anyway, the color of the pen prompted the color of this card.

Silhouette SD and Studio software
Silhouette shape from Silhouette Store (don't remember name, sorry!)
Amy Chomas' pen holder and glitter pen
Georgia Pacific natural cardstock
silk flowers
I-rock and gems
paper doily
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen)
Various glues

The larger cut and the flower border are from the same design. The border is resized and decreased in size. The design was offset (shadowed) and the shadow was welded to the card rectangle. The border was positioned on the card and sketched with the glitter pen.

The larger cut was filled with a fill from the program. It was printed on my home printer. When I took the page to my Silhouette, the outline was drawn with the sketch pen and the offset (shadow) was then cut.

The silk flower centers are I-rock gems.

Until next time, generate those gems! Nonna

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Going to the Chapel

I hope you check out Sassy Lady's blog! She has the greatest tutorial with a give away! This challenge came just in time as I have a wedding next weekend and I needed a special card.
  • Martha Stewart All Occasion Cakes --scalloped border
  • Heritage (pg 34) --chapel and shadow
  • Gypsy file -- card (instructions on Sassy's blog)
  • Cuttlebug folders -- Swiss Dots, Distressed stripes
  • Distress Ink--Antique Linen
  • Perfect Pearls -- white
  • I-rocks tool and pearl gems
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Ribbon
Hop on over to Sassy's blog and see how you can make this great card for yourself!

Until next time, Nonna